“She won’t talk to you but she’ll come here and sing her little heart out. You can tell she loves it. She’s always ready to go.”
—-Mary Carelli, mother of Kristen, 22.
“It’s different from other therapies. It balances with them. It’s free and fun.”
—Sally Flis, mother of Mikey, 4. *
“He’s really happy at recitals. They give him confidence. I went into the kitchen before the session today and right on there on the table was the CD he wanted to dance to.”
— Helen Barrett, mother of Philip, 40.
“Her coordination is much better…Most important, she has gained confidence performing before audiences. She danced at The Gallery downtown and it was a wonderful experience for her. We were thrilled at the comments we got. Dance and music are a big part of her life. “
— Yoko Welch, mother of Michelle, 34
“She always looks forward to coming. She’s always asking, ‘When’s therapy?’ She’s learning guitar. A regular teacher might not have the patience.”
—Wanda Resto, mother of DiMarka Ruiz, 15*
“I see the immediate effect of music in their lives. They can be so isolated, but once the music starts, they light up. They interact with you. A lot of it is building up trust, understanding the nuances of the way they express themselves.”
—-Judy Kuo, Music Therapist
“A lot of people have trouble verbalizing their problems. It’s easier for them to communicate with art. With art you’re in a creative zone. And you might see something a doctor hasn’t.”
—- Marissa Householder, Art Therapist.